West Bromwich Albion punished Liverpool for an inefficient display at Anfield on Monday, soaking up 80 minutes of pressure before scoring two late goals for a 2-0 victory and its first Premier League win since December.
Steven Gerrard looked set to finally provide the breakthrough for a dominant Liverpool when the hosts were awarded a penalty in the 77th minute, but goalkeeper Ben Foster dove to his left to palm his spot kick away - one of several key saves that kept the visitors in the game.
Minutes later, West Brom made sure the miss was costly.
Gareth McAuley headed home a corner in the 81st to give the vistors an unlikely lead from their first effort on target. As the disbelieving hosts looked for an equalizer, Romelu Lukaku put the game away on a counterattack in injury time.
It was the Baggies' first league win since Dec. 26, and lifted them above Liverpool into eighth place.
''It's a terrific win for us. Since the turn of the year, things haven't gone our way,'' said Wes...